Bayou Beer Garden

Taps: 6 | Bottles: 50
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
juandela  (15) kalamazoo, Michigan | May 22, 2016
The current rating on this place is criminal. Superb joint with a solid selection and off the charts ambiance. The bartender offered lessons in bayou music culture that we will not soon forget. We were there on a sleepy mid week afternoon and can only imagine what this place does on a weekend night
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | March 4, 2014
Visited February 18, 2014.

This was an early stop, before work. Yeah, I had a beer before work. Itís a nice feeling actually, though this wasnít the best place to be at 11am on a week day. Itís a large place that has a few seats out front, a lot of seating inside, and a large patio in the back which is where the party is (when there are actually customers here). Theyíve only got about half a dozen taps but they have a bunch of bottles from all over and it was one of only two bars that I came across that had Anchor Christmas Ale still. That should be a bad sign but I take it as a good sign that the bar has the sense to order a crap load of that stuff. Iíll also mention that this is on Jefferson Davis about a block east from a trolley stop

I didnít try the food as I was set on eating at Crescent City Pie and Sausage but it looked OK. Seems pretty standard for a menu. Beer prices were a touch high but not as bad as some of the places in the French quarter. This is a much quieter area than Bourbon St but there are still a few places around worth walking to for a beer, and this is one of them.

I also want to mention that this place was shown to me by someone that found it on The Beer Buddhaís website. Heís a local that scours the entire city looking for better beer and steered me towards a half a dozen places that werenít on this site yet (more ratings to come). I donít think heís active here so check out his site.

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